Senior MEL Officer Application


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ILGA World seeks a Senior MEL Officer

Start of the position: 2 May 2023

Deadline for applications: Friday, 7 April 2023 – 1 PM (Central European Summer Time, CEST)

*This is a Remote Position. No relocation services are provided to the selected candidate. Candidates must have the legal right to work in their country of residence.*

Who can apply?
Anyone with dedication to - and experience in regard to - the human and social rights of persons with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics who meets the requirements set out below.

The Senior MEL Officer position

ILGA World seeks a Senior MEL Officer to execute ILGA World’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Framework, including impact documentation and storytelling.

The position is part of the Fundraising and MEL team. The Team will consist of the Fundraising and MEL Manager, the Senior MEL Officer, and consultants. The Fundraising and MEL Team closely collaborates internally with all staff members, the Board of Directors, and externally with donors, partners, and various LGBTI communities.

The role of the Senior MEL Officer is to

  • Source, develop, and implement technology and tools for impact measurement
  • Implement and facilitate learning activities at ILGA World, including an annual learning cycle.
  • Support the Fundraising and MEL Manager in relationship-building activities and fundraising.
  • Conduct outcome harvesting and internal information gathering to create reporting materials for various audiences on the activities, outputs, results, and impact of ILGA World’s programmes, projects, and initiatives.
  • Liaise closely with colleagues within ILGA World to deliver these responsibilities, especially the programmes staff.

The Senior MEL Officer reports to the Fundraising and MEL Manager.

The selected candidate will ideally start working on 2 May 2023.


Important Please read the Responsibilities, Performance of duties and remuneration and benefits and Requirements sections below and then fill out the application form.

The application should be completed in English. Interviews will also be conducted in English (though other declared language skills may be tested).

We recommend preparing your answers in advance before you start filling the below form out. In order to prevent the form session expiring and you losing your work, we suggest downloading this form in a Word document format and filling it out offline (especially open-ended questions) and then coming back to the below form and pasting the answers. DO NOT send your application form in a Word document format, as it will not be evaluated this way.

Should there be well found reasons why this was not possible, you may submit the application form as well by e-mail to [email protected].
Rename this file SURNAME_Name_MELso.docx. For instance: SMITH_John_MELso.docx before you submit it.

We also recommend filling out the below form on a computer (instead of a smartphone) if possible.

Late submissions. Please, plan your submission in advance. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


  • 7 March 2023 - Call for candidates
  • 7 April 2023, 1:00 pm CEST - Deadline for applications
  • 14 April 2023 - Shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews
  • 17-21 April 2023 - Interviews with shortlisted candidates
  • By April 30 2023 - Offer is made
  • May 2023 - Successful candidate takes up position

Please direct any question to [email protected].

Job description
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It is not necessary to speak English as your first language in order to be hired, but a high standard of verbal and written accuracy and comprehension is required.
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Open-ended questions
What are your reasons for applying for this post and what will you bring to it? How your profile matches the requirements and highly desirable qualities for the position? max. 500 words
  • The following 3 questions ask you about your knowledge and experience that we consider are needed for the position.
  • As your responses to these questions will be used to help assess your application, please take some time to think about your answers and present them in the format set out below. For each question, please provide an example that focuses on your own involvement in the task and tell us how you went about the task.
  • Please do not simply list the tasks you have undertaken, as this does not tell us about your competencies in completing the task. Try to use a different example for each question, as a spread of responses gives us the most complete picture of you.
  • Please limit your response to each question. See word limits under each question.
ILGA World has a MEL Framework for its strategic plan. Additionally, ILGA World manages multiple reporting frameworks, funding-specific results-based frameworks, logic models, and performance measurement plans. ILGA World is a lead organization on various consortiums and a member of various consortium-led initiatives. ILGA World aims to integrate these frameworks and requirements under a MEL system that includes planning processes and aligns with staff performance monitoring. Could you please describe the methodologies, technology, and other tools you would implement to ensure the integration of the systems listed above? How would you provide staff training and support to ensure the use of the integrated tools by all staff? Actual experience-based examples are highly desirable. max 500 words
Part of the role will be to document the impact of ILGA World’s actions and to produce reporting materials for various audiences, including donors. Currently, ILGA World conducts results documentation and limited impact documentation. Please explain how you would implement impact documentation practices at ILGA World and standardize the reporting of results by ILGA World staff, consultants, and relevant partners. If there are copies of impact, narrative or other reports you have produced, please provide a link to them. max 500 words
ILGA World has an existing MEL framework. The learning aspect of this framework currently has limited implementation. Organizational learning, reflection, and evaluation are integral to the success and improvement of ILGA World’s actions. Through this position, ILGA World intends to formalize its learning processes and link them to our evaluation activities. In 2023, ILGA World will complete an external evaluation of its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. Please describe how you would work with the Fundraising and MEL Manager and the Senior Management Team to establish meaningful learning and reflection practices. Provide concrete examples of learning and evaluation practices you have implemented at other organizations. max 500 words
ILGA World has a remote team and works with multiple external partners, including ILGA regional organizations (Pan Africa ILGA, ILGA Asia, ILGA-Europe, ILGA LAC, ILGA NAC, and ILGA Oceania). An important part of the success of ILGA World is that team members can meaningfully collaborate with a diverse group of people in an inclusive, diversity-focused, and trauma-informed manner. Please describe previous your previous experience in collaborative work, especially in diverse groups, in remote working collectives, or in a trauma-informed and inclusive environment. max 300 words
Additional Information
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